Archive for February 2016

New Realities in AI

Stepping out into a world that is more and more connected, we sometimes come to a crossroad and wonder if our lives are being improved by this technological advancement. We have debated, and continue to debate if modern medicine technologies are leading to the bionic man or just allowing for an extended and more fulfilled […]

How 3 Business Leaders Changed the Way I Think About Employees in My Business

How 3 Business Leaders Changed the Way I Think About Employees in My Business

The following is a guest post from Jason McDonald, Director of StringCan Interactive Paris, StringCan Interactive is a digital strategy and business consulting agency that helps European startups gain access to the US market, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Paris. You can follow StringCan on twitter at @StringCanEU. Late last year I had 8 mentorship […]

After Las Vegas, LaFrenchTech invades Barcelona for MWC & 4YFN

After Las Vegas, LaFrenchTech invades Barcelona for MWC & 4YFN

Rude Baguette is out in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress, and, more actively, speaking at 4YFN, a conference built inside of MWC which has quickly become a major focal point for Spain’s largest tech gathering. In addition to VR announcement, most notable this year is the presence by LaFrenchTech, which matches the presence it had […]

No disrespect to VR, but I think HTML5 games will become trendy again

Almost exactly three years ago I attempted to expose my thinking on why I was enthusiastic about HTML5, at least from an investor’s perspective. Three years is of course an eternity in tech, and HTML5 has certainly progressed substantially in some ways I expected, while in other ways demonstrated my zeal in overestimating the immediacy […]

Introducing AUDIENCE: bringing together Brands, Media & Technology

As a media company, we’re very passionate about what it means to build an audience, to engage with it, to maintain it, and to monetize it. When I first started to think of Rude Baguette as more than a blog, I thought about what I wanted to do for my Audience – what did they want, how […]

Digischool’s education platform gets €14 Million for European expansion

Online education platform Digischool has raised €14 Million led by Creadev, the investment arm for the Mulliez family, a notable French distribution power behind Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Boulanger & Decathlon, among others. The investment round also included Clément Cézard, a former early employee at Deezer & current European BizDev Director for Netflix. Digischool owns 13 web sites & […] acquires & expands to France

Talent recruitment tool has acquired Paris-based, which launched its similar solution back in 2014, quickly gaining steam as an alternativeto recruitment firms for fast-growing technology companies. Their auction-house model imitated, which makes the acquisition very similar to that of Joliebox by Birchbox in 2012. The team will continue to operate here in […]

Words I never expected to hear from a founder

The Founder/CEO of a tech startup I’ve been following for a while caught me off guard the other day. This is not a company in which I’ve invested, mainly because its activity falls outside our fund’s investment sweet spot. Yet it’s a compelling venture for VC backing given its robust and defensible technology that offers […]